Railroad to the Pacific

Railroad to the Pacific

by Edwin Ferry Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9780877702641
Publisher: Ye Galleon Press
Publication date: 01/01/1982
Pages: 186

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of the Columbia and Eraser's Eiver on the west, McKenzie's Eiver on the north, and Peace Eiver and the Saskatshawan on the east The length of the route as above described, from the city of Chicago to the Pacific, is estimated as follows, vig:— In Illinois, ..... 70 miles. Wisconsin, 290 " Minnesota, 620 " Missouri (N. W.) Territory, - - 420 " Washington " ... 550 " Total, .... 1,960 " / Of this distance nine hundred and ninety miles, or about one half of the whole, are embraced under existing acts of incorporation, granted by the several States and Territories for the construction of a Eailroad on the proposed route, as follows: The portion in Illinois is included in the charter of the " Illinois and Wisconsin Railroad Company.'1'' That in Wisconsin in the charter of the " Rock River Valley Union Railroad Company ; " and that through Minnesota in the charter of the "Minnesota Western Railroad Company." The portion of the line in Illinois is located and under contract Forty miles of it are graded, and twenty-five miles of track have been laid from Chicago west, and a considerable expenditure has been made for equipments. The Company will soon commence the business of transportation, and the Eoad will be completed to the Wisconsin line by the first day of July next Of the portion in Wisconsin, fifty-five miles are located and under contract, and the grading is in progress at various points. This portion passes through Janesville in the Rock Eiver Valley, the principal town in the interior of the State, and extends to Madison the capital of the State. This portion will also be completed by the first day of July next It may not be improper to state here that the samecompany are autl orized to construct a branch from Janesville northerlyalong...

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